Colias ponteni Wallengren, 1860



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Protocolias ponteni Wallengren, 1860; Colias imperialis Butler, 1871


Conservation Status


Last record: 1768



Tierra del Fuego, Chile (southern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wallengrén, H. D. J. (1860). Lepidopterologische mittheilungen. Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift 4(2): 33-46.


Other references:

Petersen, B. (1963). The male genitalia of some Colias species. J. Res. Lepid. 1: 135-156.

Shapiro, Arthur M. (1992). Why Are There So Few Butterflies In The High Andes? Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 31(1-2): 35-56.

Shapiro, Arthur M. (1993). The proposed magellanic type-locality of Colias imperialis Butler (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Acta Ent. Chilena 18: 77-82.


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